Welcome to the regression vm!

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Welcome to the regression vm!

Tim Allison
Tobias,
  I'm sorry for my delay. We welcome you to use our regression vm
hosted by Rackspace for fuzzing work to identify vulnerabilities.  Our
one request: we ask that you pause/stop your processes when we need to
run regression tests before a release.
   Email me privately with your desired username.  Welcome and thank you!

              Cheers,
                                 Tim
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Tim Allison
Tobias,
  I just gave you access to the vm and sent login stuff to you
personally.  I have to update some groups and permissions, but I'll
let you know when that is ready.
  Let me know if you have problems getting on.

          Best,

                   Tim

> 1. Is it OK that 100% CPU is used when no regression tests are taking place?
Y.  Have at it!

> 2. Is there any data on the VM that is not backed up somewhere else?
Not really.  Not all is backed up as is, but we should be able to
regenerate it all fairly quickly.

> 3. Are there any other sort of "cost" involved (cpu usage, disc space,
> etc.) for you?
no on cpu, yes on disc, but we've provisioned 4x 1TB drives.  I'll
clear most of one off for you.

> 4. Can you do snapshots of the VM? That would probably be a very
> convenient way to restore if anything goes wrong (unlikely but can not
> be ruled out completely).

I'd have to look into this.  Generally we should treat this vm as
ephemeral given my, um, talents as a sysadmin.